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Nigeria Postal Code

Nigeria is a country which is located in the western coast of Africa, and it is biggest natural gas producing nation in the Africa. Nigeria is one of the beautiful countries in the world with the most attractive sights like mountain range, beach, tropical forest, city skyline or desert – local landscapes, by the year 2050 Nigeria would be one of the top 10 economic nations in the world.

Land area

Nigeria covers the total area of 923,768km², and it has been ranked 31st among other nations in the world in terms of land area. Nigeria shares borders to north by Niger, to the east by Chad and Cameroon, to the south by the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west by Benin.

Water area

Nigeria contains the total water of 1.41% which is quite good if we compare to other big countries which may be rich in some things but not in water, the main source of water for Nigeria is from rivers in fact all the 36 states in Nigeria are named after the rivers. But only 19% of the people can access the clean water although they’re rich in water resource but still they can’t access the clean water to all the inhabitants.


Nigeria is having over 2000 mountains and Dimlang (Vogel) Peak is one of the highest points with an elevation of 2,042 metres, The highest mountain in Nigeria is Gangirwal which stands at 2,419m and it lies in the Adamawa mountains in a corner of Gashaka-Gumti National Park.


PIN = Postal Index Number

How to find a pin code?

Each administrative division maintains its own postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mails delivery.

Nigeria uses the 6 digit pin code system in which the first two digits has an indications and the last two digits has other indications and what it indicates is listed below;

  • The first 3 digits indicates the head post office in regional town
  • The last 2 digit indicates the destination post office

Postal stamps

These are some of the stamps which is being used in Nigeria and the price of these stamps are listed in picture which is shown above.

Nigeria Postal and courier service companies list

below shown are the top 5 postal service which were ranked in Nigeria:-

  • Zenith Carex International Limited
  • Sky Net
  • Red Star Express
  • DHL
  • United Parcel Service

Nigeria Postcode
Postcode type and position 6 digits to the right of the locality name, separated from the latter by a dash.

1234 Bauchu Road, Yelwa JOS 930283
Coding method XXXXXX
XXX (First3 digit) ---> Dispatch district/head post office of main regional town
XXX (Last 3 digit) ---> Delivery /secondary post office
Address format The second line of the address indicates the sub-office, the area, the street or the village name of the addressee. A sub-district (PLATEAU STATE) might optionally be given on the line before the district name and the postcode.
Examples Mr.XXX   addressee
1234 Bauchu Road   sub-office (area /street /village)
Yelwa JOS 930283   city (delivery post office)
PLATEAU STATE   locality - postcode
Nigeria   country

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • How many digits are found in the Nigeria postal code?
    There are six digits found in the Nigeria postal code.
  • What is the official name of the postal service in Nigeria?
    The official postal name of Nigeria is ‘The Nigerian Postal Service’.
  • How many postal codes does Nigeria have?
    There are more than 40 postal codes in Nigeria.
  • What is the postal code for the capital of Nigeria?
    The capital city of Nigeria is Abuja, its postal code is 900001.
  • Do all villages in Nigeria have postal codes?
    Only very important towns and villages in Nigeria have postal codes.
  • Give the alpha two-letter country code of Nigeria.
    The two-letter country code of Nigeria is NG.